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2008-10-02 21:00:23

By Imani Tate Staff Writer Mary Badham, the actress who played Scout in the classic courtroom drama "To Kill A Mockingbird," will be among the special features of the 2008 Pomona Big Read events. Big Read officials involved in the literacy campaign conducted by Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, Pomona Public Library, Pomona Valley Historical Society, Pomona Unified School District, Fairplex and the city selected Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" as the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'